Mavis J. Nihoff, 87

Mavis J. Nihoff, 87, of Hannibal died Monday, December 6th.

Born in Hannibal she remained a life resident. Mavis worked as a dental hygienist at many local dental offices including Dr. Simpson’s office in Fulton, Hannibal High School and retiring from Dr. Mason’s office in Wolcott. Mavis was a member of the Hannibal Community Church for over 60 years. She was also a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frederick P. Nihoff, who died in 1994 a son, Preston W. Nihoff, who died in 1972 and by a sister, Lorraine Walter.

Surviving are: two daughters, Kathy (Louis) Gilbert of Martville and Nancie (Blair) Erb of Oswego; a sister, Dorothy Spriggs of Clay; seven grandchildren, Blair Erb II, Thomas (Melody) Erb and Roseann Erb all of Hannibal, Shawn Gilbert, Steve Gilbert and Wendy (Christopher) Blake all of Fulton and Heidi Gilbert of Ithaca; nine great-grandchildren, Amber Wise of Hannibal, Xavier Erb, Justin Blake and Skylar Blake all of Fulton, Amanda Gilbert of Canton, Gabby Gilbert, Chrissy Gilbert, Patrick Gilbert and Amy Gilbert all of Fulton; several nieces and nephews.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at God’s Vision Christian Church, formerly Hannibal Community Church, corner of West and Church Streets, Hannibal. Spring burial will be at Hannibal Village Cemetery. Calling hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hannibal Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 71, Hannibal, 13074.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Dear Kathy, Louis and family,
    I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of your dear Mom, Mavis. I know that it has been many, many years since being in touch, however, Kathy, you are often in my thoughts and in many fond memories of high school days. Please know that you, your Mom and Dad, Preston and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. Fondly, Karen (Middleton) Costello

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved taking care of Mavis she was such a sweetheart. She will be greatly missed.

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